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CONSTITUTION OF "Odisha Bigyan Academy" (Odisha Science Academy)
Registered under Registration of Societies Act, Registration No. Cuttack-738/425 of 1981-82.
2. Establishment The *Academy was established on the 1st April. 1981 (Utkal Divas, 1981).
3. Headquarters The headquarters of the Academy shall be at Bhubaneswar.
4. Area of Operation Odisha State and outside the State
5. Membership There shall be four classes of members, namely:
    (i) Patron
(ii) Honorary Members
(iii) Members
(iv) Life Members
Section (i) Patron

The Academy in their General Body Council meeting dulyproposed and seconded may elect patrons who have occupied eminent positions and/or rendered distinguished & meritorious services for the country and the community.


Any person who is enthusiastic in furthering the cause of this Academy and contributes at a time rupees five thousand or more from his own income can be a patron. His nomination shall have to be approved in the General Body Meeting.

Section (ii) Honorary Members

A man of science and/or who has rendered distinguished services in furthering the cause of science may be admitted as an honorary member for his life-time after being duly sponsored and approved in the General Body Meeting.

Section (iii) Member
a. A member should have a post-graduate degree in any of the following scientific disciplines.
  1.  Mathematical Sciences
2.  Physics
3.  Chemical Sciences
4.  Technical & Engineering
5.  Earth Sciences
6.  Plant Sciences
7.  Animal Sciences
8.  Medical & Allied Sciences
9.  Biochemistry & Allied Sciences
10. Agriculture & Allied Sciences

Persons with a Bachelor Degree in professional sciences such as Medicine, Engineering, Veterinary & Agriculture having teaching, field or research experience for atleast three years can be members. Both a & b categories of members as above should be residents of Odisha.

Section (iv) Life Member
Members can become life members by contributing the subscription fixed for life membership.
Section (v) Procedure for Admittance of Members

For admission of members persons concerned will have to submit applications duly proposed and seconded by atleast two bonafide members of the Academy. The Executive Council will admit members on adhoc basis on receipt of the membership fees. Such membership will have to be finally approved by the General Body.

Section (vi) Fees for Membership
a. Annual subscription for members shall be Rs. 25/- (twenty five rupees) only.
b. Subscription for life membership Rs.1.000/- (Rupees one thousand) only.
Section (vii) Termination of Membership

All complaints against members shall be investigated by the Executive Council. Any member against whom a formal charge is made of conduct prejudicial to the larger interest of the Academy shall be given an opportunity to be heard in his own defence and may thereafter be honourably acquitted, excused, censored, suspended or expelled, after consideration of the charges by the Genera! Body.


Any member in arrear dues for more than one year without adequate explanation shall be dropped from the roll of membership. Such members may be reinstated by the Executive Council upon payment of arrear dues.

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